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way from 121 down towards the split. our next stop 66 headed eastbound in virginia. all clear, nice and green. you're moving at speed here through centreville and ending with a glance at 95 headed southbound. near the thornburg area we're getting word of some brush fires taking away some lanes for drivers right before route 3. you're definitely going to want to watch for crews. my advice, avoid this if you can. 95 and thornburg avoid it if you can. >>> hurricane earl is continuing to spin towards the east coast. it's forecast to at least graze north carolina's outer banks or more late thursday but virginia's governor isn't taking any chances. governor bob mcdonnell will declare an emergency later this morning. 9news now's kristin fisher has the latest. >> reporter: well current forecast put the eye of the storm hitting just about 200 miles east of virginia beach but governor bob mcdonnell is not taking any chances. he wants to go ahead and declare an emergency today just in case earl comes closer to making landfall so the national guard and state manual personnel have enough time to
to the panhandle west virginia. it's just skirting right near montgomery as well. this is all assoiated with an area of low pressure that's spinning south and west of us. it will spin a cool front later today. that will likely bring other showers through midday. for this morng, we're in the 60s and low 70s. 72 in washington. we'll hold steady while we have the rain. there's a chance for downpours. maybe blustery winds as well through noon time. and sun back with highs near 80 degrees. there mabe storms on the eastern shore this afternoon. and then tomorrow some sun in the morning, clouding out in the afternoon. we could get another surge rain drying out on friday. jerry, how is our traffic? >> it kind of all depends where you are. clear, dry payment on the 270 corridor. germantown, all the way down to the capital beltay. good start there. no worries. out to the west, though, different story on interstate 66. those of you coming in at the toll road, 50. lots of road spray. at this point it's a little volume from haymarket to manass. no accidents toreport. again, just like yterday, be ver
front slicing through pennsylvania, west virginia in to parts of virginia. i want to switch it to live doppler 9000 hd because i zoomed in to the area in west virginia an the state line, west of new market, southwest of winchester approaching strasburg, front royal. it is moving to the east. these are light sprinkles, not much rain to talk about. temperature-wise, the clouds and southerly winds have held us in the 70s. cool spot reston at 70. we are at 77. going up to near 90. upper 80s by noon and also for 5:00 look for for sun and some wind. go over to angie goff. >> rev up the engines folks, we are getting geared up for a new hour. one issue out there we are dealing with. a water make main break on 410 where it meets 295. one lane on the right side getting by in both directions. moving to 270, take it outside. it is a problem free commute past father hurley to the split. as we move to virginia, 495 in virginia from the wilson bridge to 95 up to 66 looks like drivers are moving at speed. the same situation for those of you traveling 395. no incidents or accidents along the
a look at what's happening now. light to moderate showers from virginia, hagerstown southward down to culpeper. where you see the yellow and the red here is the heaviest of rain moving south to north just like it was yesterday. moving into marshall, virginia. otherwise, a few spotty showers. even charlestown. here is the forecast for today. temperatures are near 70 degrees. rising into the low 80's this afternoon. the morning rain will come to an end and we'll have sunshine by lunchtime and into the afternoon. southwesterly at 10-15. another chance of what could be very heavy rain wednesday night through thursday. >> the george washington parkway southbound after 123, a deer just ran out in the roadway so be very careful if you're going to leave in the next 10-15 minutes. lingering road work on the beltway. traffic has to stay to the left. we'll take you to a live picture of traffic on the beltway in greenbelt, maryland. i saw that car on my way in broken down waiting for help to arrive. >> ok, lisa. thank you. 4:32 is your time on this tuesday. more rain moves through d.c. region.
for a bus early this morning in northern virginia. >>> the price of a cocktail could soon go up in virginia. governor bob mcdonald is expected to unveil a plan to impose a new tax on bars and restaurants. >>> the debate over today. the loudoun county board of supervisors are expected to vote on whether to allow religious displays outside the courthouse. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara harrison. it's wednesday, september 8th, 2010. right now, police are on the lookout for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman in fairfax county. the 23-year-old was attacked just before 4:30 near la vista drive and franconia road. tracee wilkins joins us from alexandria. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. investigators wrapped up their investigation here in the immediate neighborhood. they have not wrapped up their search for the suspects. fairfax county police are going door to door warning neighbors and searching for clues after a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a neighborhood bus stop. >> we believe this
mother and then himself. >>> nearly 50 cattle died when an airplane raised through virginia livestock market. -- when flames went through. one firefighter was treated for minor injuries. or on the cause. >>> from the white house on this tuesday morning, president obama could still and be looking for another chief of staff. rahm emanuel is polis to leave his job to run for the mayor of chicago. an official announcement could come as soon as friday. >>> parents and teachers are responding to president obama bush's blunt criticism of d.c. public schools. >> the d.c. public school system is struggling. >> mr. obama told nbc yesterday that his daughters could not get the same quality education at a public school that they could get their private school. some said they agree with the president's assessment but the schools are headed in the right direction. >> there's also a lot of potential in the school system and a lot of room for hope. >> others believe michelle rhee's approach is not working. they also say parents should push for the same quality of education the president's daughters a
viewing area. it does include the metro area in parts of virginia and maryland. so let's go to the doppler 7 radar. the temperatures shown in yellow. notice the yellow and the red on the radar? the very heavy rainfall clipping fairfax county. it is going to cross over the potomac and into frederick county and then hagerstown as well momentarily this morning. otherwise, a few spotty, light showers going on the high temperature about 83, becoming less humid. we'll dry out and have a fair amount of sunshine. more rainfall later this week. >> while you were sleeping there was a crash on the interloop ramp to eisenhower avenue. they are out there now repairing the guardrail so you'll mind exit ramp closed for the next 10-15 minutes. you'll find everything in your favor on the greenway, route 29 and even 270. not bad. more to come on the traffic side. we'll have the latest information from metro rail. last we heard, first trains in normal service. >> our top story now, a 2-year-old boy fighting for his life after accidentally shooting himself in the chest. and now two teenagers are facing charge
of their homes. it happened last night in manassas, virginia. this fire spread quickly between close-together homes in the 8300 block of tillotts loop. kristin fisher is joining us with more. >> the fire is out but the families are feeling the affects of this massive fire. three homes were destroyed t. eight more damaged. and the families that were living inside are being housed by the red cross. started around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. that's this when the fire broke out. neighbors heard a loud bang and saw two houses engulfed in flames an then the flames spread to eight houses total. neighbors said it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carried embers 350-yards away. the plumes of smoke so thick and heavy that many driving to manassas after work thought that a plane had crashed nearby. >> i saw five plumes separate. and i thought, man i hope -- i know the airport is there and everything. we have great security here. >> reporter: incredibly no one was inside the homes when the fire broke out. a few people did go to the hospital for smoke inhalation. but for
lot of head lights down towards montrose. good morning, virginia, didn't forget about about you. 66 headed eastbound. your slow from route 50 to 123. no incidents or accidents. 95 in virginia an accident going southbound. still continues to take away a couple of left lanes at route 1 and looks like going northbound you're putting on the brakes between the prince william parkway and route 1 bridge. andrea back to you. >>> at the top of the hour here's a look at some of the stories happening today. president obama heads to northern virginia. he'll discuss health care reform at a home necessary falls church. he'll be there just before lunch. >>> after that, he heads to new york for the united nations conference. today world leaders will unveil a global campaign aimed at saving the lives of women and children. it will be backed by $40 billion in funds. >>> the heads of two egg companies go before congress today. right county egg and hillendale farms are linked to a salmonella outbreak. 1600 people have become sick. investigators blame filthy conditions at two the farms. >>> district p
across southwestern and south central virginia but you can see on the satellite loop they're defini definitely closer to us as we go thugh the mid to late morning showers. so if you're planning on heading out to the ravens game today, the browns are in town. kickoff 1:00. there will be a risk of a shower. not going to be a washout. not looking for a lot of rain the front half of the d but it will be enough to make you mad if you're not careful. be ready for a couple of drops. the steadier, heavier showers are on schedule for tonight. monday looks like it could be nearly a washout. tuesday could have rain and some thunderstorms as well. >> all right. even more. thanks, chuck. >>> people who live in a manassas neighborhood now know what caused the devastating fire that ripped through their community. on thursday flames jumped from house to house destroying three homes and damaged five others. news 4's darcy spencer got reaction from neighbors after they learned what sparked that fire. >> reporter: fire investigators have determined the blaze that destroyed three homes in manassas thur
been extended to include the virginia coastline. the storm has weakened. but let's go to vipir. first a quick look at hurricane watch. surf city, north carolina to paramour island, virginia, under a hurricane watch. don't be surprised if this doesn't get extended up into new jersey this afternoon. now to vipir. let's take a look the at storm -- at the storm, maximum winds 125, gusts over 140 and charging off to the north and west at 16 miles per hour. likely to keep this intensity as it approaching the carolina coastline overnight thursday and into friday morning and then charge up the coast during the day on friday. so watch this carefully over the next couple of days. locally we're doing fine. today is going to be another hot, sunny day with afternoon high temperatures back into the 90s. currently we're 76 degrees at reagan national. humidity 65%. winds shifting later out of the south here at about 5 miles per hour. but all in all, not a bad day. 95 degrees the afternoon high with a lot of sunshine. one more hot afternoon and then we'll start a cooldown which will include 80s this w
, unfortunately things have gotten ugly very quickly on the beltway in virginia. live pictes of the inner loop beginning at route 50, arlington boulevard. it is at a stand still. multicar crash inner loop of the beltway just above i6. right side of the roadway and left side of the roadway are blocked. not only will i affect traffic to the beltway, it will jam things up on 66 trying to get on to or beyond 495. so heads-up for that. we'll keep you updated. southeast still dealing with the accident, pennsylvania and branch avenues. very little traff getting by at this hour. but the progresss being made. we'll keep a watch on that. out to the rails we go. met metro, vre, camden, 6 minutes behind schedule. >> thanks very much. a developing story in afghanistan. nine service members were killed in a helicopter crash. nato says two others were killed in the crash including a u.s. tizen. an official says the chopper went down in northwestern afghanistan. the cause of the crash is being investigated but nato says there were no reports of enemy fire in the area. e deaths bring the number of internationa
the radar is showing the heaviest rains. one band is moving through the panhandle of west virginia. another one coming into western fairfax county, north-northeast. there may be some brief, gusty winds associated with that. elsewhere getting light to modate along the western shores of the bay. temperatures in the region are 60s, low 70s. we have to get sun back with highs near 80. there is a risk of strong storms this afternoon. increasing clouds tomorrow. rain likely into thursday. dry friday, into the weekend. >> tom, live look this hour into town. south apital, douglas bridge looking good. earlier accident on the douglas bridge cleared. no delays. pennsylvania avenue looks good. 11th street bridge very quiet this morning thus far. let's see how we're doing. picking up a little volume on the american leej bridge from maryland perspective. there's the outer look. there's the inner look. right now from tyson's corner around the bend both directions moving along pretty well. >> jerry, thank you. >>> 6:12. 71 degrees. a scare in one d.c. neighborhood. >>> also ahead, one of president obama's
>>> fire breaks out overnight and this morning there are reports in virginia that some livestock perished. >>> a big change in the white house uner circle. why white house chief of staff rahm emmanuel could be stepping down. fox 5 morning news continues now at 6:00. >>> and there you go. there is a live look outside as we get you going on this tuesday morning. thank you so much for being up early with us here foe fox 5 morning news. it is a little wet out there. >> it sure is. we have some rain coming down pretty heavy in some areas. let's check in with tony perkins. >> we've got rainfall. some of the rain is heavy here and there. we are going to likely see rain continue during the course of the morning hours. we have a flash flood watch in effect until 8:00 this morning for most of the area because of that rain. lets astart with hd radar. we'll show hua is happening as we speak. now, not the entire area is seeing heavy rain. it is a band of rain moving from the south to the north. that is now coming through man as just to the west of reston, virginia, up into leesburg, near gait
to a terrific tuesday. we're going to begin with our live shot in virginia. everything out here looking a-okay. as we continue onto 395 we're going to find our lanes wide open. we also want to take you to south capital street. those of you trying to cross the douglas bridge you're going to be reduced down to one lane. that's only going to last until about 5:00. it's very nice and quiet this way. finally we'll wrap it up with the capital beltway. here is your outer loop live. no problems to report. drivers still moving at speeds making their way into virginia. back to you. >>> today the senate will hold a procedural vote on whether or not to repel the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. that policy prohibits service members from revealing if they are gay. it prohibits recruiters from asking people about their sexual orientation. >> reporter: leading democrats need 60 votes to push it think and all eyes are on a handful of lawmakers who could cast the deciding vote. >> don't ask, don't tell is wrong. >> reporter: lady gaga ditched her trade mark outrageous look for a black suit. she ur
as it was a few hours ago. want to mention a hurricane watch has now been extended for the virginia coastline up to just south and east of ocean city. let's get to local weather. we are mild. 77degrees. humidity, 64%. winds are out of the south and west at five miles per hour. pressure down a little bit. this area of happen that has been giving us the heat starting to break down. winds will shift a little bit today. this will be the last day of extreme heat as we get into tomorrow and particularly friday. things will start to cool off a little bit as earl approaches here. one more hot afternoon. 95degrees. only a code orange air quality. that is a little better than yesterday. >> earl will cool things down for us toward the end of the week. >> the cool front will cool us down. more on that in a minute. >> okay. >> let's get a look at traffic with lauren demarco. >> right now, light volume helping us out. can you take a live look out there at 66 courtesy of trafficland as you head inbound. no problems through manassas approaching route 50 fair oaks. we have reports of a disabled vehicle blocking
to watch for it near falls road and that's going southbound. in virginia 66, overall okay on. coming out of manassas making your way inside the belt away. 395 heading northbound. no problem. drivers moving at a good pace. making their way past the duke exit. and before this we're tracking 95 and so far so good. we're still looking at about that one hour drive to get out of fredericksburg continuing towards the springfield interchange. back to you. >>> we've been talking about earl. from north carolina to maine residents up and down the east coast are being warned to keep a close eye on hurricane earl. the professional category 4 storm is barreling towards the u.s. packing 135 miles per hour winds. right now, forecasters say it has a chance of taking two very different paths. it could either make a direct its had or give the coast a blow. earl has already damaged homes on the carribean. several tourists have already decided to change their labor day plans. >> if it's going to come this way and if it makes landfall, yeah, we'll leave. >> i'm not going to come to the beach this weekend. it
popular commuter route, only one lane to the left. elsewhere, in virginia and accidents southbound 95 on occoquan bridge is gone. northbound traffic, give yourself extra time leaving potomac mills. back to you. >> thank you. >>> bedbugs are becoming a problem across the country. there are unique ways to try to fight the pests. experts have gathered in chicago if to check out to the newest weapons in the war against them. they include dogs trained to detect the in sex. and there's a suitcase with a heater to bake the bugs. there's a trailer-sized version 2 sanitize your mattress. and there's another option to freeze bugs. >>> 65 degrees. coming up, it is 5:00 somewhere. budweiser has a free beer waiting for you. >>> and the latest push to leave the rat race behind. >>> hot, dry air this summer is having an impact. in brianne carter. de boss: and now i'll turn it over to the gecko. gecko: ah, thank you, sir. as we all know, geico has been saving people money on rv, camper and trailer insurance... ...as well as motorcycle insurance... gecko: oh...sorry, technical difficulties. boss: uh..
. >>> a virginia community is mourning after the sudden death of a star high school football player. austin trainemwas found unresponsible at his home yesterday morning. he went to brentsville district high school. stills do say his death does not appear to be accidental. >>> our big story this morning a a white house shake-up on the horizon as rahm emmanuel is expected to leave his post and sources say it could happen sometime this week. sarah simmons is live outside the white house this morning with more. >> reporter: good morning, steve. sources close to rahm emmanuel say he could make an announcement about his decision possibly as early as friday. there has been speculation about rahm emmanuel leaving his post. but once chicago mayor richard daley announced he would not run for office again in chicago, speculation over emmanuel's departure grew even more since it was an office he had long tried to attain. he had interest in running for the mayor of chicago for years. now, with daley deciding not to run again that opens up the playing field for him to
're dealing with hardly anything out on the roadways. i like it like this. 90 northbound in virginia. that's our first camera. want to show that you everyone they're moving at speed out of fredericksburg. so making your way up towards the mixing bow. as we take it over to 395 headed northbound no problems to report out this way from the beltway towards shirleying ton. keep an eye on north capital street. everything nice and clear out here. looks like construction in the area is now gone and wrapping up the outer loop in maryland everything is all good out here. lanes wide open between 95 and the georgia avenue exit. back to you. >>> d.c. police officers have spent the night guarding huge piles of stuff. they're the belongings of a woman who was evicted from her apartment. 9news reporter kristin fisher joins us now with her story. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. so often we hear these stories of eviction and foreclosure taking place across the country but it's very rare to actually see somebody's personal struggle literally spread out on the sidewalk for all to s
in a double murder is put to death in virginia, the first woman executed in the u.s. in five years. >>> and flood evacuations. torrential rains trigger flood emergencies and flood evacuations in wisconsin and minnesota. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 24th, this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 24th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. good to see you. >>> a u.s. astronaut and two russian cosmonauts will try again today to return to earth, in orbit more than six months aboard the international space station. ground controllers have to figure out what went wrong yesterday. clamps failed to open. our space consultant was at the kennedy space center as this drama unfolded. >> reporter: this was a very unusual problem, unprecedented glitch the normally reliable docking mechanism on the space station, a russian mek nechls with hooks and latches designed to release on xhangd to let the craft free to come back to earth. they tried to do that and were unable to get the system to respond. the hooks and latches simply didn't open. th
specific version of 1994's contract with america. the setting was a lumber company in northern virginia, the key points are these. a halt to any stimulus spending that hasn't gone out yet. and a rollback of overall spending to prestimulus, prebailout levels. repeal of the health care reform law. permanent extension of the bush era tax cuts for everybody. along with new tax breaks for small businesses. a freeze in nonsecurity related federal hiring and a requirement that all new legislation pass a constitution check. those last two points are a nod to the tea party which by the way handed several republican candidates their hats in this year's primaries. some brand new polling is boosting republican hopes in the november senate races with one big exception. our cnn senior political editor joins me from d.c. with the stories behind these numbers. let me get started with the numbers. then i want to hear what you to say about it. in pennsylvania, former republican congressman pat toomey leads joe sestak 49% to 44%. wisconsin republican ron johnson leads three-term incumbent russ feingold, 5
bigger as the storm barrels to the east coast. aside from north carolina, virginia and maryland declared states of emergency. howard bernstein is tracking the storm and his forecast is just ten minutes away. affect a spectacular day on wall street yesterday. and investors are saying let's get one more like yesterday. but that could very well depend on testimony this morning from the head of the federal reserve. checking the numbers for you. the dow is at 1028 t after adding 254 points yesterday. that was a gain of 2.5%. the nasdaq and s&p 500 added 3% in trading yesterday, thanks to surprising strong manufacturing numbers that came out yesterday morning. >>> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will be on the hot seat this morning. he is speaking before a panel investigating a wall melt down. he led the economy as the federal reserve took extraordinary measures town correct hundreds of billions of dollars in to the battered financial system. investors will be listening for anything he has to say about the concern state of the financial system and the economy. >>> good news for the local
days, virginia is scheduled to execute its first woman in nearly one century, in one decision that could save her life. we begin with a case that is making headlines across the country. later this week, the virginia woman is said to be executed by lethal injection. the circumstances surrounding her case, are creating quite a controversy, and they have filed with the u.s. supreme court. richard reeve is live. >> the attorney for her once the high court to take a look. it is a fascinating case of murder for hire dating back to 2002. the death row inmate has just days to live now. she is scheduled to die by lethal injection on thursday. but she is as evil a person as i have ever met. -- >> she is as evil a person as i have ever met. >> she is accused of masterminding the death of two people. >> i am sorry for all of the people i have heard. >> authorities say she planned the killings in order to collect $250,000 in insurance money. she talked about her request for clemency and life sentence. >> how sorry i really am. this happened to people i love very much. >> she did not shoot
knows? >> thanks for having me. >> back-to-school week for northern virginia students in arlington, prince william, fairfax, and loudoun counties, as well as alexandria city schools. drivers are reminded to watch out for school buses with their stop sides extended. and red line riders have to put up with one more day with some closures. some will not reopen until tuesday morning. the transit agency is looking to fix problems pointed out by the national transportation safety board after a crash last year. and new traffic patterns on route 7 starting tuesday. experienced drivers might feel a difference. the one-mile stretch between the dulles toll road and 123 has changed. there are fewer places where left turns are allowed. the district will now have a new supermarket. a groundbreaking will be held. the supermarket will be built in northeast washington and the 900 block of 17th street. the store will be completed in the spring of next year. still ahead on "washington weekly, we have learned that steven slater is no longer working for jetblue. >>> i am steve rudin in the belfort furn
tonight. steve harrigan, virginia beach. charmin scedy live in chat that mass morris. first to kill delve hills in north carolina and our jonathan serrie is standing by. what do people there say they are expecting? >> well, shep, i have been using my pocket wind meter clocking winds right now 26 miles per hour. understand the brunt of the storm is still hours away. residents here are hoping that the storm will only sideswipe the outer banks but they anticipate there is a very good chance that the storm will move further inland and that they may be experiencing tropical storm force winds easily but quite possibly hurricane force winds in excess of 74 miles per hour, shep. >> shepard: how confident are officials there in north carolina that everybody is as ready as they are going to be for this thing? >> state officials are very confident that people have taken the proper precautions by and large the tourists who have been urged to evacuate the outer banks have already left and local residents who decided to hunker down, we watched them as they stocked up at local grocery and hardware store
by lucky to cut spending. they are anticipating a reduced budget. >>> the virginia governor is serving up a new idea for liquor sales. bob mcdonnell unveiled his plan to privatize liquor stores. he wants to auction off liquor licenses. he is proposing a 4% tax on liquor sold at bars and restaurants. the extra funds will go towards highway projects. >>> are you feeling frazzled? the capital city is one of the most stressed out cities. d.c. ranks 15th out of the 50 metropolitan areas. the analysis looks at unemployment rates, housing costs and traffic. detroit is the most stressed out city. virginia beach and salt lake city had the lowest stress levels. coming up, martin luther king memorial controversy. who is working on the site has upset some people. >> just another beautiful day. how many more will we get? doug hill is back with your forecast. >> mike shanahan speaks out and is very definitive. the nationals and the metts battle it out on street. >>> there is a new controversy surrounding the martin luther king memorial to be placed at the national mall. the controversy is not over the
. virginias dmv is now changing the paperwork that immigrants can use to prove they are legal u.s. residents. >>> still ahead, six days and counting. a call for calm in the district's race for mayor. >> bp is coming clean. an investigation into the gulf coast oil spill. >> your traffic and weather together every 10 ♪ ♪ [ male aouncer ] giving ucigarettes catake more than wlpower alone. but today'a new day. for many, smokg is a treatable dical condition. talk to your doctor about prescripti treatment optionand support. >>> is exactly 6:10. we do have a few light showers across northern virginia. very, very light rain near urbana. i wish i could say these showers are holding together, but they are not. we're getting a few light showers as well as they are slowly pushing off to the east. this is the result of a cold front. 70 in manassas. we are on our way to the upper 80's, and near 90 today. becoming breezy, as well. costs around 30 miles per hour. generally a lot of sunshine despite the added clout -- gusts around 30 miles per hour. near 80 on sunday. >>> eastern avenue is closed between
temperatures are here to stay. all the rain is out to the west, out towards west virginia. all of that run has to come pinwheeling through here during the morning hours and then we will get a break. later today, we'll see some sunshine. highs about 80 or so. 72 at reagan national. 70 in fredericksburg. 72 in ocean city. 68 in one chester. our highs will be in the low 80s. early clouds and some heavy rain. pockets of heavy rain. afternoon sun developing with winds out of the south. more details in just a minute. back to you. >> taking a look at our top stories, rahm emmanuel is expected to leave his position perhaps as early as friday. fox news reports that is when he will announce whether he will run for mayor of chicago. >>> montgomery county police are looking for a rapist this morning. early sunday morning, near some woods near high point drive in germantown, a woman says she was walking up frederick road when a man grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her. >>> a d.c. jump has delayed the trial of a man accused of killing chandra levy. the trial was spaced to begin next week but t
with another check on our weather. everybody is back at school today. i think folks in virginia too. >> they went back yesterday and so today, we'll see another morning where it is okay. the conditions to head to school are okay. more clouds this morning. some of you out to the west may encount are a few showers here or there. at reagan national, the current temperature is 75 degrees. relative humidity is 66%. that is not bad. wind are out of the south. this is showing out cloud cover that comes through and than some of those showers. now, this overplays it a little bit. there are showers out to the west. they are not as numerous or impressive as this is showing. but it is showing some moisture associated with the frontal system that is coming through. so can't rule out a sprinkle or shower for some of our viewers early this morning. our temperature trend, after a high yesterday in the low to mid-90s, we're looking for a high today near 90 degrees. maybe about 89 degrees downtown and then for the rest of the week, highs only for the rest of the workweek, only in the upper 70s. low 8
moving through west virginia and into western portions of pennsylvania, eastern portions of high, dragging a whole lot of precipitation with it, up the east coast. we continue to be under the gun for showers during the course of the morning hours but later on today we'll get some sunshine breaking through the clouds on what will be a breezy day. 73 degrees is the current temperature in the district. 68 at dulles. 72 in baltimore. patuxent naval air station is at 74 degrees. your forecast for today, early clouds and rain, giving way to afternoon sun. breezy, winds out of the southeast at 10-15 miles per hour. 81 for the high today. that's a look at the weather. now let's get an update on traffic with julie wright. >>> a lot going on on the roads this morning. let's start off in maryland. southbound along 270 on the brakes out of germantown into rockville. the local lanes improving southbound toward falls road. the main line jammed up badly, germantown to the split. outer loop slow from route 1 college park. crash on the outer loop at 202 now cleared. bw parkway and 95 slow out of
car. it's made in virginia, runs anywhere, and tops 100 miles a gallon. >> with a total efficiency of 102.5 mpg. >> reporter: the futuristic four-seater won progressive insurance company's automotive x-prize, a year-long race to design an ultra-efficient car that's safe, affordable and desirable. >> you don't have to choose between beautiful, fast, affordable, safe, and 100 miles per gallon or greater. you can get them all. >> reporter: this car is not alone. hybrids and electric cars like the chevy volt are pushing the boundaries of fuel efficiency. uncle sam already insists cars average 35 miles a gallon by 2015. environmental groups, citing this car, are already urged the obama administration to make that 60 miles a gallon by 2025. >> it's time we feel the market actually wants these vehicles, with the government mandating it, the car companies are going to be producing it. >> reporter: seeking electric cars for the future edison 2. in the end the light car beat out hybrids with gasoline. >> it is the car of the future, there's no doubt in my mind. >> reporter: the designers all
this -- a volunteer in virginia, housing back in 2009, between the republican and the voting booth, that will be the case this november. the most dangerous place to be is to be between of republican and the voting booth. we're energize. be there in big numbers to put a check. president obama and this administration and make changes to the policy read congress. >> what you think a range of the possibility? >> i think we will get six- eight, but election day, who knows what is one happened at the end of the day? >> you are skeptical of the i did the republicans will take the senate. >> i do not rule it out. i think that this is an environment -- there is no such thing as a safe democratic seats. i think you're seeing there right now in west virginia among other places. maybe even new york. there is a lot going on on the ground were would not be surprised to see republicans take control of the senate. >> were the ones that looked out of the reach that you could imagine coming in? >> i started -- i believe that we will hold all of our opens. we're going to pick up a number of democrati
will also visit iowa and virginia. >>> more hot weather is expected in southern california today. on monday it was so hot the thermometers stopped working. the triple digit heat triggered numerous power outages and at one point last night, more than 30,000 customers were without electricity. kendis gibson has more on the record-breaking heat. >> reporter: downtown los angeles has never been this hot. the mercury shattered the city's all-time record, climbing to 113 degrees. >> it was like walking into an oven. the ground, you feel the heat through the shoes and the intensity. you could see the heat swells flowing off the asphalt. >> reporter: the usually hot temperatures have made to an unbearable start to autumn for southern california. >> ridiculous. the calendar's a liar. >> reporter: the thermometer at this construction site hit 90 degrees at 9:00 a.m. monday, which for kevin meant one thing. >> pretty hot. i mean, it can only get worse. >> reporter: ever since fall began, southern california has been in the grips of this heat wave. with temperatures averaging more than 20 degrees above
. yesterday the justice department filed an objection to judge virginia phillips' ruling earlier that said don't ask, don't tell is unconstitutional. lawyers argue that the judge would be overstepping her bounds by hauling a policy that is under debate in congress. now it's up to judge phillips to decide if she will issue an injunction to force an end to the policy or not. the white house later released a statement saying the filing is in no way diminishes the repeal of don't ask, don't tell. >>> well, for the first time in nearly a century the state of virginia has carried out an execution on a woman. last night 41-year-old theresa lewis was put to death for arranging the slayings of her husband and stepson in order to collect a $250,000 insurance policy. a lot of controversy around that one because some suggest she had mental handicaps that should have prevented her from being executed. >>> finally they do not call new jersey governor chris christie the wrecking ball for nothing. on wednesday he was in california for a campaign event for republican gubernatorial candidate meg whitman. 3,000
. >> in a virginia hardware store, republican leaders unveiled their newest tool. >> the new agenda embodies america's rejection of the notion that we can simply tax, barrault, and spend our way to prosperity. >> their pledge to america to repeal the health care plan and slash spending and extend the bush tax cuts for everyone. >> all we are saying is no tax hikes. that's the first thing first. let's get america back into a mode of confidence and growth. >> the pledge is not a new political play -- similar to the 1994 contract for america. this year's thomas does not include any details or any mention of afghanistan or social security and medicare. >> for republicans is that it want to cut spending, it's ironic they did not mention those programs. >> democrats pushed back against the pledge. >> their plan would take us back to the bush years to a stagnant economy, spiraling deficits -- >> while former president clinton offered democrats this advice. >> i believe they should say give us two more years and if we do this, -- if we don't do this, throw us out. >> polls show voters are fed up with govern
gathering in northern virginia. >> they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that went to 2001-2003. >> reporter: but he says we can't afford to extend tax cuts for families who earn more than $250,000 a year. >> to do it we'd have to borrow $700 billion over -- over the course of ten years. and we just can't afford it. >> reporter: republican leaders say, we can't afford not to. >> no recovery will take place if we impose new taxes on the people we need to create jobs. >> reporter: over the weekend, house republican leader john boehner suggested he might be willing to compromise, and vote for middle-class tax cuts, even if the wealthiest had to pay more. but in a new statement, he toed the party line. republicans are unified, he wrote on twitter, to boost our economy we need to stop all tax hikes and cut spending now. a recent cbs news poll found 56% of americans are in favor of getting rid of tax breaks for the wealthy. a view that seems to favor the president's plan. but some democrats aren't so sure. >> i don't think raising taxes on any income group makes any sense right n
, as well. we are watching a front that is bringing showers to west virginia, pennsylvania, trying to get toward the metro. i think a lot of this is heading to harrisonburg and charlottesville and south of us. gust we winds and he humidity levels. radar echos toward harrisonburg and luray, new market, light showers if they hold together but the front is coming through. they are in the 70s. petersburg 82 in west virginia. an 78 here in washington and winchester. 72 manassas and frederick and 78 in fredericksburg. warm start to the day. 80ish by 9:00. more sun this afternoon. highs around 90 but the winds are gusty and if you do any open burning we may see a red flag warning going up near us. we have one in philadelphia, northern delaware this morning. >> we survived the terrible tuesday and we are back for wonderful wednesday. hope you are off to a great start, folks. 410 and the bw parkway, drivers are losing lanes. use caution. outer loop, everything is good from t 5 to 270. and virginia, 66, you are incidents or accidents free from manassas to inside the beltway. back to andrea. >>> thi
september 24th. >> put to death. a woman is executed in virginia. pleas to spare her went right up to the very end. >>> states of emergency in the upper midwest. the water came up fast after a powerful storm. >>> and new restrictions for a once-popular drug. we'll hear from the doctor who first raised the red flag. >>> and good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us on this friday morning. we begin, now, with the first woman executed here in the u.s. in five years. she's been put to death in virginia. >> theresa lewis' case gained international attention, not just because of her gender. but supporters argue that she was not smart enough to carry out the crimes. here's brad wheelis. >> reporter: theresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in almost 50 years. lewis was sentenced to detd in 2003, for hiring two killers who shot her husband and her stepson. according to prosecutors, the two were lured into lewis' scheme by sex and money. the money was to promise to split the son's and husband's life insurance with him. lewis confessed to the plot. >> i just wish i c
in northern virginia will face felony murder charges. it was against 23-year-old carlos martinelli montano. he crashed into a car with three nuns in it. one died. the others badly injured. the felony murder charge is the most serious ever brought in a drunk driving case in prince william that set off a brush fire there. so far no reports of anyone injured. >>> president obama may have to find himself a new chief of staff. that's if rahm emanuel decides to run for chicago mayor. rumor has it he has been pining for the office for months telling people he'd run if mayor richard daly decided not to run for re-election. daly surprised emanuel and others today saying he will not seek a seventh term. emanuel is a resident of chicago's north side. >>> there's a phenomenon in washington tonight. it is called lady gaga. and fans of all ages, genders and costumes descended on the verizon center. john schiffen was down there and spoke with some of them tonight. >> reporter: that's right. it was quite a show tonight. i'm not talking about the concert. all night costumes paraded around the center and they w
jerry conley of virginia is one democrat hoping to hang on his seat. >> they get the threat. they understand there's understandable anxiety in the country given the state of the economy, but they're prepared going into battle. >> reporter: president obama has much at stake. not only does he risk losing his party's majority in congress this fall, his chances of re-election could get hurt. >> from a republican point of view, we need to bring checks and balances, tell the american people if we get back if control, we're going to check this obama agenda that has no limits. >> reporter: the latest gallup poll has troubling news for democrats. republicans have a ten-point lead and democratic voters may be in danger of dragging their feet. with twice as many republicans saying they're very enthusiastic about voting this fall. >> there's nobody in town that doesn't believe democrats lose 20 seats. could it be 40, 60? >> reporter: democrats do have a financial edge heading into the fall, but republicans insist they have the momentum. and, again, the president will be in cleveland on
to death in virginia. >> teresa lewis' case gained international attention not only because of her gender. also activists argued she lacked the intelligence to mastermind the crime. jim sciutto now reports from virginia's death row. >> reporter: teresa lewis has confessed to a cold and calculating crime. asking her lover and a friend to kill her husband and stepson, to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy. in a jail house interview with cnn, she pled for forgiveness. >> i wsh i could take it back. and i'm sorry for all the people that i've hurt. >> reporter: but complicating the case, lewis did not pull the trigger. the men who did only got life in prison. and crucially, court-appointed doctors found she only has an iq of 72. just 2 points above the legal minimum for execution in virginia. a duke university psychologist who examined her for the defense concluded, teresa's functional mental age is in the range of 12 to 14 years. rallying to her cause are novelist john grisham, justices sonia sotomayor and ruth bader ginsburg, who voted to stay her execution. and thousands on the web. f
in baltimore. 71 at dulles airport. fredericksberg, virginia, 75 degrees. and in frederick, maryland, 78 degrees. we were tracking some showers to the west. you can see how that breaks up into our viewing area so not much happening out this. some of you might see a brief sprinkle and that's a possibility but most of that has dissipated. here is your forecast for today. today is really a day of transition as a cold front begins to move through. don't really think of it as a cold front because it will still be warm today. 89 degrees. we have morning clouds. it will become sunny. winds shift out of the west at 15-20 miles per hour. 89 for the high. and then cooler air working in here tonight. i'll tell you more about that in a little bit. allison, back to you. >> tony, thank you. >>> here is a traffic alert in northeast d.c. this morning. water across the street has eastern avenue at bladensberg shut down. police are hearing reports of basement flooded and there are five homes without water this morning. crews are working to fix a 16- inch water main break in the area. >>> let's head to jul
georgia and southern virginia to washington, d. -- washington, d.c., where she grew up. her book is just out and called "the warmth of oth suns: the epic story of amica's great migration." shis also the first african- american woman to win a pulitzer prize and is crowned a professor of journalism and director of narrative nonfiction at boston university. she joins me in the studio. welcome. absolutely remarkable book. what inspired you? talk about your own family. >> in some ways, i think that grew up with fact that almost born to be writing this book. another migrated from georgia come a small towto washington, d.c.. -- my mother migrated from georgia, and my father migrated from southern virginia. they met in washington, d.c. and met. if it was not for the migration, they would not have met and i would not be here. >> what did they leave? what they were living under a caste system which dictated and controlled every lives of african-americans. in many ways the were seeking political asylum from a caste system that determined that in birmingham, a black person and a white person could n
a huge barn fire at theivestock exchange in virginia. this is home video of the flames. most of the cows got out, five of them were killed, though. a volunteer firefighter shot the video. he says the flames were so intense in a you could see them from miles away. the livestock exange is a local landmark in marshall, virginia. >>> the ban on driving and talk on your cell phone is coming to maryland soon. this friday, in fact. chris gordon joins us with what this will mean for drivers. hi, chris. >> it means hands free cell phone use. driversre going to need an ear piece or to use the speaker phone. and they can't hold on to it, they have to put it down. this is called a secondary offense. which means if an officer stops you for speeding or neglect driving or a headlight out, they can also give you a fi if you're driving like this. >> it's not hard to imagine you're in heavy traffic when al of a sudden you look at the car next to u and the driver is talking or texting on a cell phone. >> many people on the cell phone. they're wiggling all overhe road. >> reporter: here's a new sign you'll
. tweet me your response to this one. >>> virginia is about to execute the first woman in almost a century. why? there has been no last-minute clemency deal so far for theresa lewis. >>> and do history textbooks in texas have a pro-islam bias? we're not talking about a small church or a little congregation. this is the school board in the state of texas. they've touched off a new debate. and later, the head of facebook giving a lot of money. what he makes, we can all comfortably say he is super rich. and he is giving away on oprah's show, mind you, a lot of money. wii going to talk about it. [ female announcer ] you use the healing power of touch every day. ♪ now the healing power of touch just got more powerful. introducing precise from the makers of tylenol. precise pain relieving cream works quickly to activate sensory receptors. it helps block pain signals fast for relief you can feel precisely where you need it most. precise. only from the makers of tylenol. >>> major changes are coming to the newark, new jersey, public school system. thanks to a donation of $100 million. the money
four to flip in my mind are connecticut, west virginia, california and nevada. and if you pull delaware out of the equation, that means republicans have to win two of those four that identify. west virginia, connecticut, nevada and california. they are frankly all a tad uphill in one form or another. i agree. they can get there. it's just a little bit harder if you pull delaware out of the equation. >> i'll tell you a fact we're not including. so many progressives i know are despondant. they don't think barack obama is perfect. that's my view. they're view is he's not reaching their goals. that will be a question how that turnout occurs. if only the red hot right votes, look out, everybody. that includes boxer, patty murray, the governor of west virginia. they could all go if only people voting are the red hot right and everybody else states home or goes to the movies or sits home with the rain. >>> coming up, no country for old republicans. the far right is on the rise and when a candidate like mike castle is no longer safe in a state like delaware, you want to know just what's going o
in the nation for young people. america's promise alliance put alexandria virginia on the list for its programs that engage children and teens, including the alexandria youth council and the city's mentoring partnership. prince william county is cited for its youth leadership programs and investments in creating safe places for kids to go when they need help. calvert county, maryland made strides to improve its institution. >>> the next couple of days tomorrow, then just beyond is going to feel a lot like july around the area. but this morning no july here, take a look at one of the coolest spots in the area this morning. mt. airy, maryland, the low temperature, 41 degrees. now at 78 degrees with a southwesterly wind. it's that southwest wind that will take hold tomorrow and really allow a lot of cities across the east to warm. the record high for tomorrow is 98 degrees, i do not think it's going to be that hot around here, b it's going to be a lot higher tn the average high of 78 degrees. right now in some of the locations, 79 degrees. capitol hill and shaw. you folks around oxon hill and gree
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